Cook's Classic Brownies

mary Armstrong


The very BEST brownies!


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
30 Min


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6 oz
unsweetened chocolate, chopped fine
12 Tbsp
(1 1/2 sticks), unsalted butter, cut into (6) one inch pieces
2 1/4 c
4 large
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract
1 1/4 c
cake flour
1/2 tsp
3/4 tsp
baking powder
1 c
pecans or walnuts, chopped medium, toasted in oven 5-8 minutes, then cooled

How to Make Cook's Classic Brownies


  • 1Melt together the chocolate and butter, when this mixture is completely smooth, whisk in sugar.
  • 2Add eggs one at a time, whisking after each. Add vanilla.
  • 3Add flour mixture in 3 additions.
  • 4Transfer to 9x13 pan. Smooth. Sprinkle nuts over batter if not using a frosting.

    If using a frosting, stir nuts into the batter.
  • 5Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out with a FEW crumbs attached.

    IMPORTANT: If over-baked, toothpick comes out clean; if under-baked it has batter clinging to it.

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About Cook's Classic Brownies

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts
Hashtags: #nuts, #unsweetened

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